Hot Fudge Sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    2½ cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

  • About

This is the way we think hot fudge should be. It is thick and bittersweet and hardens just enough when you spoon it over ice cream.


  • ¾ stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 6 ounces (6


  1. Combine the butter and chocolate in a heavy saucepan and stir over low heat until melted. Stir in the water, sugar, corn syrup, and salt.
  2. Turn the heat to medium and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring. Boil the sauce gently, without stirring, for about 8 to 9 minutes, or until it is thickened and smooth. Stir in the vanilla ext